Grant Moffat is a partner with Thornton Grout Finnigan LLP and recognized as a leading practitioner in the areas of insolvency, restructuring and banking law with a particular emphasis on the exercise of creditors' rights. He regularly acts for chartered banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions and as independent counsel to court officers, such as receivers, bankruptcy trustees and monitors in Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (Canada) proceedings. He is recognized as a leading lawyer in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2017 (Insolvency Litigation & Financial Restructuring), Chambers Canada 2017 and Chambers Global 2017 (Restructuring/Insolvency), the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Insolvency & Financial Restructuring) and is rated as Preeminent by Martindale – Hubbell.
Representative work includes advising the senior lending syndicate in the CCAA proceedings for Index Energy; advising the DIP Lender in the CCAA proceedings for Wabush Mines; advising the senior secured lender and DIP Lender in the CCAA proceedings for Co-op Atlantic; advising the lending syndicate and DIP Lender in the CCAA proceedings for Mady Collier Centre Ltd.; advising the DIP Lender in the CCAA proceedings for U. S. Steel Canada Inc.; advising the court-appointed Chief Restructuring Officer in the CCAA proceedings for the Northstar Aerospace group of companies; and advising the Court-appointed Receiver of the Norshield group of companies, part of a hedge fund investment structure which raised more than $130 million from retail investors in Canada and involves cross-border proceedings in the United States, Barbados and the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
Grant is a member of the Insolvency Institute of Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, the Advocates Society, the Turnaround Management Association, INSOL International, the Canadian Insolvency Foundation and the Insolvency Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association.
Grant received a bachelor of arts (with distinction) from Queen's University in 1986 and a bachelor of laws from Queen's University in 1989. He was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1991.